Nutr Rev 2021 Apr 2. Epub 2021 Apr 2.
S.B. Jilcott Pitts, N.S. Johnson, and A.P. Kaur are with the Department of Public Health, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. Q. Wu is with the Department of Biostatistics, East Carolina University, East Carolina Heart Institute, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. G. Cahoon Firnhaber is with the Nurse Anesthesia Program, East Carolina University College of Nursing, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. J. Obasohan is with the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Context: No meta-analyses appeared to have been conducted to examine overall correlations between resonance Raman spectroscopy (RRS)-assessed skin carotenoids and plasma/serum carotenoids.
Objective: To review the available literature and quantify the association between RRS-assessed skin carotenoids and plasma/serum carotenoids via a meta-analysis of observational studies.
Data Sources: To identify relevant publications, we searched the PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, ProQuest, and Scopus databases in April 2020 for items combining 3 concepts: Raman spectroscopy, skin, and plasma or serum. Read More